Topics: Saint Peter, Jesus, New Testament Pages: 3 (782 words) Published: January 22, 2013
Peter the Apostle
Peter the apostle was born BC 15 or so. Peter the apostle has been said to look like a very weak man.  He was medium height, more so tall, and had very pale skin. Also, it has been said that Peter had a short, thick, curled beard, and very thin eyebrows, if not, no eyebrows at all. Another character trait of the Peter the apostle is that his eyes were almost all black, but had red marks due to weeping frequently. Peter the apostle, the most prominent of Jesus’ twelve disciples.

Peter was born in Bethsaida, near Galilee. By profession, the apostle Peter was a fisherman.  His father was also a fisherman, and was named Jonah. Peter’s brother, Andrew was also a fisherman, so their family took part in that business.

Peter’s faith was so firm, that Jesus gave him the name of Cephas, meaning in a different language, a rock.

The house that Peter lived in is still standing, although it has been changed into a Christian church.

Peter the apostle was the one who preached in Jerusalem on the day of the Pentecost, when Jesus went to Heaven, and later came back to life. Peter has written a message about it, the Pentecost in the Bible.

Peter is, also, the one who prompted the disciples to choose a replacement to take over the apostolic ministry of Judas Iscariot after Judas' betrayal of Christ Jesus

Peter the apostle also had a healed a man who was over 40 years of age, who was crippled from birth, but by saying, "Silver and gold I do not have, but what I have I give to you.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." And the man was healed, from Peter the apostle.

Peter the apostle, was called by the apostle Paul a "pillar" of the Church. Meaning that he was a very strong Christian, and his faith was so deep in the Christian church.

Peter defended the inclusion of the Gentiles, who are the non Jews, into the Christian Church at the Apostolic Council in Jerusalem.  His ministry was primarily to the Jews, as the apostle Paul's was...
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